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1 1 TAKING IT TO THE CLOUD EDI FOR OMNICHANNEL BUSINESSES INFINITE RETAIL POWER TM

2 TABLE OF CONTENTS What Retailers Are Looking for Today EDI: The Secret to Omnichannel Dominance... 4 The Evolution of EDI... 5 Finding the Right Fit... 6 This e-book is published by SPS Commerce, a leader in enterprise retail cloud services. Find more resources at Five Benefits of Cloud EDI... 7 Eliminate Costly Hardware, Software and Licensing Fees... 8 Connect to All Trading Partners... 9 Eliminate Hidden Costs Prevent Unplanned Disruption to Your Business Make Your Business an Omnichannel Success Story Focus on Your Business Not EDI... 13

3 WHAT RETAILERS ARE LOOKING FOR TODAY IN OUR OMNICHANNEL WORLD, RETAILERS DEMAND Accurate orders Immediate order acknowledgment Inventory optimization Insights into sales data Proactive information sharing Fast fulfillment Minimization of stockouts 3. Taking It to the Cloud

4 ELECTRONIC DATA INTERCHANGE THE SECRET TO OMNICHANNEL DOMINANCE Retailers must meet consumer demand more quickly, accurately and competitively with a strategy that spans in-store, online and mobile platforms Electronic data interchange (EDI) is the essential tool for suppliers who need to stay ahead of orders, product performance and trading partner requirements THE RESULT: ENHANCED FLEXIBILITY AND RESPONSIVENESS. 4. Taking It to the Cloud

5 THE EVOLUTION OF EDI FROM MANUAL MAINTENANCE TO ESTABLISHED INTEGRATIONS EDI IS NOTHING NEW BUT CLOUD SERVICES PROVIDERS HAVE TRANSFORMED EDI TECHNOLOGY FOR TODAY S GLOBAL MARKETPLACE HIGH-MAINTENANCE, ON-PREMISE SYSTEMS HAVE BEEN REPLACED BY CLOUD SOLUTIONS THAT CAN BE ACCESSED 24/7/365 BY OUTSOURCING EDI, SUPPLIERS NO LONGER HAVE TO BE EDI EXPERTS TO GROW THEIR BUSINESSES 5. Taking It to the Cloud

6 FINDING THE RIGHT FIT ON-PREMISE VS. CLOUD EDI WHEN CHOOSING A SOLUTION, CONSIDER THE BIG DIFFERENCES BETWEEN ON-PREMISE AND CLOUD EDI: > > Cost of hardware, software and licensing fees > > Time investment to upgrade and maintain EDI > > Number of trading partner integrations needed > > In-house resources needed for maintenance and software upgrades 6. Taking It to the Cloud

7 FIVE BENEFITS OF CLOUD EDI CLOUD EDI IS THE BEST SOLUTION FOR SUPPLIERS WHO WANT TO DO BUSINESS MORE EFFICIENTLY. CUT COSTS CONNECT TO PARTNERS ELIMINATE HIDDEN COSTS AVOID DISRUPTION SUCCEED IN OMNICHANNEL 7. Taking It to the Cloud

8 1 ELIMINATE COSTLY HARDWARE, SOFTWARE AND LICENSING FEES ON-PREMISE SOLUTIONS INCUR EXPENSES RELATED TO EDI TRANSLATION SOFTWARE, RETAILER MAPS AND VAN NETWORKS AT IMPLEMENTATION AND BEYOND CLOUD EDI ELIMINATES THE BURDEN OF THESE COSTS, WITH A TEAM OF SPECIALISTS MAKING PROACTIVE UPDATES AND UPGRADES TO YOUR EDI SYSTEM 8. Taking It to the Cloud

9 2 CONNECT TO ALL PRESENT AND FUTURE TRADING PARTNERS ON-PREMISE EDI SYSTEMS REQUIRE MANUAL INTEGRATIONS FOR EVERY TRADING PARTNER YOU COLLABORATE WITH, COSTING TIME AND MONEY AS YOU ADD RETAILERS TO YOUR BOOK OF BUSINESS A TRUE CLOUD EDI SYSTEM CONNECTS YOU TO AN ESTABLISHED, CENTRALIZED NETWORK OF ALL THE RETAILERS YOU WORK WITH NOW AND IN THE FUTURE CLOUD EDI ENSURES IMMEDIATE COMPLIANCE WITH RETAILERS REQUIREMENTS 9. Taking It to the Cloud

10 3 ELIMINATE HIDDEN COSTS MINIMIZES UPGRADES & MAINTENANCE 50 75% REDUCTION IN LONG-TERM COSTS SAVES 25 75% ON UP-FRONT COSTS Cloud options eliminate the need for in-house IT support for EDI upgrades and maintenance Long-term hidden expenses associated with on-premise EDI are reduced by 50 75% with cloud EDI Cloud EDI saves on up-front costs compared with packaged EDI software and scales with your business 10. Taking It to the Cloud

11 4 PREVENT UNPLANNED DISRUPTION TO YOUR BUSINESS > > With in-house EDI, every software update, system glitch and new retailer integration is your headache > > Cloud EDI is updated and maintained by a team of experts, giving you 24/7/365 support and backup recovery where and when you need it > > Cloud EDI ensures that upgrades are tested and optimized well before they reach your business 11. Taking It to the Cloud

12 5 MAKE YOUR BUSINESS AN OMNICHANNEL SUCCESS STORY CLOUD EDI KEEPS YOUR BUSINESS RUNNING SMOOTHLY VITAL AT A TIME WHEN HAVING A NIMBLE, PROACTIVE PARTNER IS A PRIORITY FOR RETAILERS. Established integrations to every retailer 24/7/365 expert support Access to analytics and insights that can boost business 12. Taking It to the Cloud

13 FOCUS ON YOUR BUSINESS NOT EDI GROW SALES AND PROFIT WITH CLOUD EDI CONTACT US TODAY AND CONNECT ONCE TO OUR NETWORK OF THOUSANDS OF TRADING PARTNERS Twitter YouTube LinkedIn P spscommerce.com 13. Taking It to the Cloud

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